Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Edmund D. Edelman died today at the age of 85 following a long illness.
Sen. Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, who returned to public service after undergoing a double lung transplant but announced in March she would not seek re-election due to medical concerns, died today at age 62.
Boxing icon Muhammad Ali died on Friday, a family spokesman said in a statement.
"After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74," spokesman Bob Gunnell said.
One of the prosecutors key to convicting the man responsible for kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing 5-year-old Samantha Runnion of Stanton in 2002 has died, officials said today.
An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summitting Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest deaths to hit the Himalayan climbing season.
Bill Rosendahl, the big-hearted, big-toothed and grinning councilmember whose infectious enthusiasm propelled him to a career that focused on solutions for homelessness, traffic and overdevelopment, has died following a four-year battle with cancer. He was 70.
Gil Hill, the real-life police detective who starred alongside Eddie Murphy as his boss, Douglas Todd, in all three Beverly Hills Cop films, has died. He was 84.
Southland legal scholars and elected officials are joining those around the nation today in reacting to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday while on a hunting trip in Texas, apparently of natural causes.
Singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat "King" Cole who overcame substance abuse to find stardom in her own right, has died, her family said Friday. She was 65.
Holly Woodlawn, a transgender actress of the 1970s who was Andy Warhol's muse and inspired Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side," died on Sunday in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer. She was 69.